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Lawrenceville Historic Cemetery
Highway 29 and East Pike Street
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045
Voice: 770-963-2414

An article from the April 30, 1924 News Herald, the local Lawrenceville newspaper at the time, reads that, “two skeletons were raised above the level of the ground and stood almost upright when uprooted by the storm.” The article refers to a twister that came through and ripped the remains of two bodies out of the ground.

East Pike Street and Highway 29 box in what is left of the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery, about a half-mile from the city square. The site was originally the Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery and home to many historical figures. There is one Revolutionary war veteran named Nathan Spence who lived from 1743 to 1833. Eight identified confederates rest in the cemetery, three of which have tombstones. There are two African-Americans with inscribed gave markers, but no birth and death dates. The cemetery is also the resting place of Gwinnett County founders, William Maltbie and Elisha Winn. Lawrenceville’s first mayor, John Clay Smith is also among the ones buried out there. There are still at least 150 unidentified people in the lot, and the resting place for many slaves and former slaves.

   


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